Murs et Decors. Tome Premier. [and] Murs et Decors. Tome Second

Murs et Decors. Tome Premier. [and] Murs et Decors. Tome Second
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Andre Granet.

Paris. Editions Albert Levy. 1929 & 1931. 2 volumes. Publisher's cloth-backed portfolios. Volume I - 8 pages of text and 38 plates (including two folding plates that are numbered as 2 plates) printed on rectos only, loose. Volume II - 8 pages of text and 42 plates (including two folding plates that are numbered as 2 plates) printed on rectos only, loose. 80 plates composed of plans and photographs of exteriors and interiors. 470 x 330mm (18˝ x 13"). 4.6kg. . French. Near fine; very slight shelf wear, the cloth has partially split along the top outer hinge of Volume II, otherwise an excellent set with all ties intact.

André Granet was a French architect and a major exponent of the Art Deco style of architecture. His buildings and structures are laden with Art Deco motifs and are constructed using the finest materials and decoration. In these two portfolios he illustrates, with plans and photographs of both exteriors and interiors, the extensive commissions he built in the late 1920s and early 1930s. The albums include Parisian apartments, a concert hall, a department store in Reims, a factory in Wambrechies, a decorative ceiling for the Salons de l'Automobile et de l'Aviation of 1926, illuminations for the XXe Salon de l'Automobile et le Salon Nautiqueheld at the Grand Palais, a casino and hotel in Dax, villas in Saint-Tropez, fountains and illuminations for the Exposition Coloniale de Paris.